Stringency– The 2009 Michigan Uniform Energy Code became effective March 9, 2011 and is mandatory statewide for residential and commercial buildings. Residential buildings must comply with the 2009 IECC, with state-specific amendments. Commercial buildings are required to comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2007.
Compliance– There are no recent studies that have attempted to measure code compliance in Michigan. Partnering with the Building Codes Assistance Project, the state has completed a gap analysis and strategic compliance plan, both in 2011. Enforcement is under the auspices of the state government as established by the Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act, but governmental subdivisions may exempt themselves from state enforcement by setting up an enforcement agency themselves. Code officials are required to receive continuing education under the Building Officials and Inspectors Registration Act. A number of code official organizations provide regular training throughout the state. The Bureau of Construction Codes also provides code training.
EERE Building Energy Codes Program
Online Code Environment & Advocacy Network (OCEAN)
Bureau of Energy Systems (State Energy Office)
Velma Johnson, Energy Engineer
Bureau of Energy Systems
Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth
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